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‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’ is a masterpiece

Fair use from Netflix. Abbie Hoffman (Sacha Baron Cohen) and Jerry Rubin (Jeremy Strong) being photographed by many photographers while walking towards the court room for their trial. The movie is based on events from the 1969 political trial.

Maria Perez Barriga

October 25, 2020

From watching the first scene of “The Trial of the Chicago 7,” I knew I would be hooked. The movie is based on events that happened during the 1969 political trial.  The movie takes us back to late August, 1968 in Chicago when a protest was taking place around the Democratic National Convention. About 12,000 Chicago police officers, the National G...

‘The Haunting of Bly Manor’ is a must watch

Fair use from Netflix. Frightened by what she saw, Dani (Victoria Pedretti) looks back at the Bly Manor. Recently released on Netflix Oct. 9, “The Haunting of Bly Manor” is a horror follow up series to “The Haunting of Hill House” and is inspired by the 1898 novel, “The Turn of the Screw,” written by Henry James.

Maria Perez Barriga

October 14, 2020

Recently released on Netflix Oct. 9, the new show “The Haunting of Bly Manor” will leave you feeling both confused, and teary-eyed at the same time when you finish watching the nine episodes. “The Haunting of Bly Manor” is a sequel series to the Netflix horror series “The Haunting of Hil...

‘Where the Crawdads Sing’ is a must read for all

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Kate Schneider

October 13, 2020

Delia Owens’ bestseller novel, “Where the Crawdads Sing,” is both a love story and murder mystery in two different timelines that come together by the end. After she is abandoned by her family and ostracized by the people of the nearby town, Catherine Danielle Clark (nicknamed "Kya") is forced to grow up ...

‘Black is King’ surpasses expectations

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Aiden Cullumber

October 11, 2020

Disney Plus has provided an opportunity to view Beyoncé's latest visual album, “Black is King,” an empowering celebration of Black and African culture. “Black is King” is a visual companion to Beyoncé’s album “The Lion King: The Gift,” which was used as the soundtrack to the live-a...

‘Tenet’ puts a spin on classic time travel

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Sam Listiak

October 10, 2020

After six long months of quarantine, Hollywood has released the movie “Tenet,” a blockbuster that they hope will draw people out of their homes and back into theaters. “Tenet” is a gripping action movie following an unnamed man known as ‘The Protagonist’, who travels through time to stop W...

‘Nectar’ captures melancholic mood

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Elena Ortiz-Fishman

October 8, 2020

Debuting number four on iTunes Charts, Joji’s new album “Nectar” is a complex blend of synth-pop and soft piano. His second studio album, nondescript and soothing, is completed with 18 songs featuring six unique artists.  The album starts off with the song “Ew,” an introspective piece where ...

‘Among Us’ captivates and entertains users

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Maria Perez Barriga

October 6, 2020

One day, I was randomly scrolling through YouTube when I noticed many YouTubers playing a game called “Among Us” which got me interested to see what the game is all about.  I clicked on a few videos and started watching how to play. The game consists of 4-10 players all on a spaceship and 1-3 ...

Travis Scott Meal lives up to the hype

Travis Scott Meal lives up to the hype

Tenzin Gyaldatsang

September 27, 2020

Within its first week of release, the Travis Scott Meal has received a lot of attention and hype. Challenges like the “you know why I’m here” on TikTok have exploded. Customers are going to drive-thrus and are playing Travis Scott’s song “Sicko Mode.” Because of this, I had to see what the h...

‘The Devil all The time’: a depressing portrayal of human nature

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Johanna Kaplan

September 27, 2020

The new film "The Devil All the Time" directed by the acclaimed Antonio Campos displays excellent craftsmanship but fails to deliver a strong message. The movie kicks off with the return of traumatized World War Two veteran, Willard Russel (Bill Skarsgård), to his hometown. Throughout the movie, we fo...

New release of ‘Mulan’ inspires

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Nora Hall

September 25, 2020

Ever since I saw the trailer of “Mulan” (2020) directed by Niki Caro, I have wanted to see the movie and see if it was as good as the 1998 cartoon version. I have mixed feelings with the results of the movie. The film is about a young woman named Mulan (Liu Yifei) in China. When the Huns start to invade China, ...

‘Ratched’ proves creepy mess

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Gillian Kapinos

September 24, 2020

I have been trying to find a new television series to binge during quarantine. The new Netflix show “Ratched” grabbed my attention, but it didn’t keep it for long.  The show is set in the late 1940s at a mental hospital, and it follows the character nurse Ratched from the classic 70’s fil...

“Work It” is the newest binge Worthy movie on Netflix

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Nora Hall

September 6, 2020

Like everybody else in quarantine, I've gone through a lot of movies on Netflix. When I stumbled upon “Work It,” it caught my attention and did not disappoint.  The movie is about 18- year old Quinn Ackermans (Sabrina Carpenter) dream of getting into Duke university. During her interview, she lays ...

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